Scholar Introduction: Louise Gay

Louise Gay is a postgraduate in Medieval Studies from the University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès (France), currently preparing the beginning of her PhD next fall. Her Master’s dissertation focused on Capetian queenship and warfare, investigating the French queens’ policies of war and diplomacy from the late Xth to the early XIVth centuries. This project exploredContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Louise Gay”

Medieval English Queens as Landowners

By Katia Wright An important aspect of a queen’s power derived from her financial revenue. Throughout the medieval period English queens received income from numerous sources, however the largest of the queen’s revenues were drawn from her vast estates. These properties were granted to the queen by the crown to provide for her household andContinue reading “Medieval English Queens as Landowners”

Scholar Introduction: Holly Marsden

Holly is a first year PhD student on a Collaborative Doctoral Partnership scheme, studying the life of Queen Mary II of England. Based at both the University of Winchester and Historic Royal Palaces, Holly also works with the National Portrait Gallery and Royal Museums Greenwich. She is currently learning early modern French and Dutch asContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Holly Marsden”

Book Review: The Empress Matilda: Queen Consort, Queen Mother and Lady of the English

By Catherine Capel Twice a month we’ll be recommending some of our favourite fiction and non-fiction historical works focussing on queenship, and reviewing other cornerstone works for you. This month, Cathy Capel is picking out two works which have been integral to her studies!

Queenship and Historiography

By Louise Gay For centuries, sovereignty in the “Male Middle Ages” (as defined by Georges Duby) has been thought and written about from a male perspective. Perpetually presented as passive and submissive beings, queens were mainly considered as royal wombs rather than political actresses in the collective imagination. In consequence, the old historiography on queensContinue reading “Queenship and Historiography”

Scholar Introduction: Catherine Capel

Catherine is a full time PhD student at the University of Winchester and is in the final year of her three-year studentship on the theme of forgotten women in history. Her main research focus is the motivations and participation of Anglo-Norman queens and noblewomen in warfare, with an interest in gendered political representations of womenContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Catherine Capel”

Scholar Introduction: Katia Wright

Katia Wright is a part-time PhD Student at the University of Winchester. She has been studying medieval queenship for the last ten years, and her research interests include the troubles of fifteenth century dowager queens and the political impact of England’s French queens on Anglo-French relations during the Hundred Years’ War. Katia’s current research, forContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Katia Wright”

Scholar Introduction: Amy-Jane Humphries

Amy-Jane Humphries is a recent postgraduate alumna from the University of Winchester. Her Masters dissertation explored the queenship of Margaret of Anjou and Henrietta Maria with a particular focus on how they operated as queens during the Wars of the Roses and the Wars of the Three Kingdoms. The range of her main research interestsContinue reading “Scholar Introduction: Amy-Jane Humphries”

Scholar Introduction: Johanna Strong

Johanna is a second-year PhD student at the University of Winchester under the supervision of Dr Ellie Woodacre and Dr Simon Sandall. She completed her Bachelor of Arts (Honours) at Queen’s University, Canada, and went on to complete her Master of Arts at the same university. Her Master’s thesis analysed early modern interpretations of queenship,Continue reading “Scholar Introduction: Johanna Strong”